Purple deploys L2L’s Lean execution system to great success
The Factory of the Future can maximize the value and performance of every machine and production unit.
Articles about Engineering Leaders Under 40, applying Lean to daily management, improving your skilled workforce, maintaining equipment, and keeping workers safe were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Like soccer, a Lean daily management plan on a manufacturing floor requires team discipline to ensure success.
Blockchain can provide benefits to larger manufacturers looking to improve their Lean operations and reduce waste.
Toyota Kata seeks to enable organizations to gain and sustain competitive advantage through a cultural aptitude for process improvement and represents an attempt to correct various failure modes that are believed to have hindered past Lean manufacturing initiatives.
Manager of Continuous Improvement, The Raymond Corporation, Greene, NY, United States
In the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses in everything from video games to shopping trips, the practical applications in the manufacturing realm may get overrun by the hype. As Plant Engineering discussed this month with Kazunobu Morita, chief strategy officer for industry and distribution business unit, Hitachi, Ltd., the use of AI on the plant floor will provide better data to workers and will help bolster the sagging workforce needs in the plant. "It is all about building awareness about the available data and need to unlock the potential of this data to address challenges faced by maintenance teams," Morita told Plant Engineering in the Mid-Year Report that focused on the Plant of the Future.
Creating and measuring performance metrics should be well-defined and reflect the goals of the business that focus on delivering value to clients.
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